Cerebral Palsy: Waisman Center Activities

The Waisman Center is committed to providing high-quality services to children with cerebral palsy and their families. CP is the most common cause of severe motor disability in children. Up to one-half of children with CP may have a co-occurring intellectual disability. Research suggests that 60 percent of children with CP have communication problems, yet many do not receive appropriate interventions until they experience significant communication challenges.

Cerebral Palsy News

  • Waisman CP Clinic strikes a balance

    By Peter Jurich, Waisman Science Writer Twins Sebastian and Charlotte Sundly are quite the contrasting pair, yet they balance one another out perfectly in some interesting and unexpected ways. For example, Sebastian’s favorite subject in …

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    Remembering Ludell Swenson

    A peek into a collection of newspaper clippings about Ludell Swenson reveals the life of an extraordinarily accomplished person: marathoner, competitive tournament bowler, outspoken social services advocate. But what stands out the most is his …

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    Study offers first look at how children with cerebral palsy develop language skills

    By Adityarup “Rup” Chakravorty A new study of children with cerebral palsy could help ease the speech and language challenges many of these children face as they get older. Published in the journal Developmental Medicine …

  • Research tackles communication disorders in kids

    It has been said that communication is the essence of human life. In fact, our ability to communicate an unlimited number of thoughts and ideas separates humans from all other creatures.

  • Recap: Waisman Center Day with the Experts: Cerebral Palsy

    To kick off March, Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, the Waisman Center hosted its first Waisman Center Day with the Experts: Cerebral Palsy on Saturday, March 1. Nearly 200 people attended the outreach event, which was a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Resources & Services

Waisman Resource Center
For more information about Waisman Resource Center please contact:
800-532-3321 or 608-265-8610

Community Outreach for Children with Challenging Behaviors 608.265.9438; cow.waisman.wisc.edu/ties
Community Training, Intervention and Evaluations Services (TIES) is an outreach program for children and adults with developmental disabilities who present various challenging behaviors, including withdrawal, aggression and self-injury. The mission of Community TIES is to address behavioral, psychological, and emotional needs using therapeutic approaches that insure continued participation in the community. TIES provides counseling, crisis response, psychiatric consultation, parent education and support, and training for personnel and program consultation in local human service agencies. Directed by Josh Lapin, MSW, and funded by Dane County, this program maintains an active caseload of approximately 250 children and adults in Dane County.